Thursday, July 19, 2018


Hey Space Placers!

Wow oh WOW!!!!!

Just LOOK at this radio wavelength view of the center of our galaxy! This is the most detailed image ever taken and shows new structures never before seen. South Africa's new MeerKAT radio telescope
took the image and this is what the LOW resolution image looks like.

This image, based on observations made with South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope, shows the clearest view yet of the central regions of our galaxy. At the distance of the galactic centre (located within the white area near image centre), this 2 degree by 1 degree panorama corresponds to an area of approximately 1,000 light-years by 500 light-years.
The colour scheme chosen here to display the signals represents the brightness of the radio waves recorded by the telescope (ranging from red for faint emission to orange to yellow to white for the brightest areas). This image shows a wealth of never before seen features, as well as a clearer view of previously known supernova remnants, star-forming regions, and radio filaments.
Credit: South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)

Simply amazing.......

Sky Guy in VA

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